Anita Luvera Mayer Workshop

Posted By Ann McDonough on January 7, 2014

A-Luvera-in-pink-vest-202x300Black Sheep Handweavers Guild will be sponsoring two workshops by renowned designer Anita Luvera Mayer. Saturday Jan 18 and Sunday Jan 19, 2014

Day 1: Vested Interest (January 18, 2014)
This workshop will present an overview of a variety of vests and the things to consider in selecting one that works best for your body and your life style including length, garment shape, and fabric weight. The lecture/demonstration will cover a range of topics including weaving with sewing thread, recycling shoelaces, lining methods, making vests reversible, modular knitting and more. Everyone will receive a basic vest pattern, learn how to size it and will have the opportunity to try on various vests that accommodate a range of body sizes along with patterns to copy. Inspiration will be provided through books, ethnic examples and the instructor’s collection of unique vests.
Skill level: All levels
Lab fee: $5.00

Day 2: Embellishing the Surface (January 19, 2014)
This could be considered a companion workshop for the Vested Interest workshop.

A one day hands-on exploration of simple, yet dramatic, ways to individualize clothing and accessories using mirrors, creative stitchery, innovative beading, braids and wrapped rings. Each participant will complete a reference notebook of samples. The instructor’s wardrobe and textiles featuring these embellishments will be available for examination.
Skill level: All levels
Lab fee: $30.00

Please email programs [at] blacksheepguild [dot] org to sign up or for more information.